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Given the equation representing a reaction:Which type of reaction is represented by this equation

August 2018 NY Regents Chemistry Exam


50 Given the equation representing a reaction:


Which type of reaction is represented by this equation?

(1) neutralization

(2) polymerization (3) substitution

(4) transmutation


Solution: This is a nuclear equation. We see neutron on the right side. We also see that the identity of the element changes, going from Pb And Zn to Cn. Transmutation is the changing of a nucleus of one element into the nucleus of another element.

Answer: 4


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